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Lisa Shroyer, editor of Knitscene magazine, has compiled a book entitled The Best of Knitscene, featuring a "reworking of Heather Lodinsky's "Central Park Hoodie" [Yarn Market News, January 2012], available from Interweave Press. The links below take you to the pages for the paper version and the eBook version.

Paper [144 pp, paperback, $24.95]

eBook [144 pp, PDF, $19.95]

The book includes 20 of the most popular knitting patterns from the first five years of Knitscene magazine, including Connie Chang Chinchio's Geodesic Cardigan and Katie Himmelberg's Phiaro Scarf. The offerings vary widely from mitts, hats, socks and scarves to vests and sweaters, in addition to providing tips and designer profiles.

**************** UPDATE ****************
The pattern for the CPH is now available
for purchase from Knitting Daily as a downloadable PDF! The pattern includes expanded sizing for PLUS sizes—52", 56", and 60"!

The Knitting Daily Blog has featured the CPH in some posts:
The CPH--Which Size to Knit?
The Finished Plus Size CPH
The CPH Plus Size Gallery

If you receive the Knitting Daily email, you already know that the CPH is the NUMBER ONE best-selling pattern in the KD Online Store!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

OK..... So I was Merrily Knitting Along on my CPH .. Back finished .. left Side Finished ??? and Started the Right Side Last night...
All the while I was doing the left side I kept noticing that the cables just were not right.. I checked and I was doing the correct Twist... ??
Then last night when I started the Right Side I saw that there were two purl stitches before and after the cables that I was not doing ??? Why I do not know BUT.... Of Course there are purl stitches.. Thats what makes the cables stand out.... Duhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
I am Glad that I finally saw the mistake because I am doing this the No Cable needle Way and I thought maybe thats why they looked different.. I love making the Cables without a third needle !!!

So Onward ( or should I say BACKWARD ) I go... I will "TINK" the left side and reknit it!!!!
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Sunday, May 25, 2008

A lost CPH....

Hello there,
My name is Carmen and I owned an unfinished CPH:

I bought this Rowan Yorkshire Tweed two yrs ago and started the journey of the Central Park Hoodie following every website that spoke about, until I found you....

So here I am with pictures of my Hoodie:

As you can see it's almost finish. I just need help sewing it together and I want to add a zipper. I trying to find a video (I'm a visual person) that could help me add the zipper. Better yet I think I'm going to a yarn store and see if someone could help me. If you know of anyone or any website that could help I will appreciate the info. Since I'm determine to finish it this year....

I love all the pictures that I have been looking at,they give me hope that I 'll be able to finish mine and model it for you ....

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A CPH for my dear daughter-in-law

This CPH was for my dear daughter-in-law's birthday.

I used some cream colored wool that I purchased at my fiber guild's stash sale. With such a small investment I decided to be daring and knit the sweater in the round, with steeks for the front opening and armholes. I finished the front edges with applied I-cord and used a zipper for the closure. The sleeves were picked up around the armholes and knit down to the wrists. I used Barbara Walker's book "From the Top" for that process.

Isn't she lovely? My daughter-in-law in the sweater! She lives far away, so the whole thing was a gamble. This was the first time I'd really tried cables too. All in all, a satisfying project.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


I am excited and proud to report successful and lovely completion of the Central Park Hoodie (with Viking Cable Substitution). Yea! I am thrilled with how it turned out!

Happy Knitting!
Lisa Kay

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hi... I just wanted to introduce Myself.... I just joined your Blog and My name is Penny!!!
I started the CPH a while ago and its been sleeping on my needles for way too long...
I just recently woke it up so it can begin growing again...
It is actually a nicer sort of Heather Hunter Green.. Its a discontinued Woolease Color and its prettier that the photo... I will be making this for my 13 year old Grandaughter... Its so hard to find suitable patterns for the teens and I think she will love this sweater!!!
Its nice to be back in The Park!!!!

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Finally started!

I have finally started my CPH after skulking around the KAL forever. It's Cascade 220 Heathers #9406 celery. Had trouble hitting gauge, so ended up knitting on sz. 7 for the body and adjusting the stitch count. Knitting the back and fronts as one piece -- going pretty quickly.

Monday, May 12, 2008


This is what happens when I talk too much and too excitedly at knitting group!

cph blurry cable mistwist

Oh noes!

Nevermind, I've since dropped those stitches down and fixed the mistwist in the cable!

(excuse the dodgy blurry photo - it was evening and hard to take a nice one without flash)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

First sweater done!

My Central Park Hoodie (first one ever) is finished! I'm really happy with how it turned out, and its super warm, which is good as its just turning cold where I am.

I knitted size 36", which is a little loose fitting around my chest, but the sleeves are quite snug. Made some very slight modifications- grafted the top of the hood and added 2" to the length, which made it pointy (not what I wanted to achieve!). I knit the button band in one piece with a long circular needle, but I need to re-block the button band as I cast off a bit too tight.

The yarn I used was a 12 ply felted lambswool and got gauge with 4.5/5mm needles.